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The two stars Demons father-son prospect models his game on


WA draft prospect Taj Woewodin says he models his game on Collingwood champion Steele Sidebottom and Geelong star Mitch Duncan.

Woewodin, the son of former Melbourne star and 2000 Brownlow Medallist Shane, is looking to realise his AFL dream in November’s National Draft.

“I’m probably a bit different to dad,” he told Sportsday.

“I like to model my game on Steele Sidebottom and Mitch Duncan who can go inside and outside, pretty versatile, clean and use both sides of our body.”

Shane Woewodin played 138 of his 200 AFL games for Melbourne, making Taj eligible to join the club as a father-son.

The 18-year-old captained East Fremantle in the WAFL Colts competition this year and improved significantly on his 2020 output.

Woewodin averaged 22.7 disposals compared to 12 last season and upped his tackling numbers (two to five per game) and goals (zero to nine).

“I’ve talked to other clubs throughout the year. But it would be a dream to go to Melbourne. I think that’s the main goal,” he said.

“Whatever happens, happens. At the end of the day, if I get an opportunity on an AFL list, I’ll be super excited.

“I’ve talked to the Demons throughout the year and towards the back end of the season. At the moment it’s a waiting game pretty much.

“It’s all up for grabs.”

Woewodin participated in last week’s West Australian draft combine.


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